Vivo’s iQOO brand continues to widen its portfolio with the release of a new, more affordable, yet still pretty high-end Neo 6 SE.

The iQOO Neo 6 SE is essentially the same as the vanilla non-SE variant. In fact, the only difference between the two is the processor. This cheaper model uses a Snapdragon 870 CPU, one of the last gen’s flagship chips, but not as powerful as the current best, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which the Neo 6 has.


That said, everything else is the same. Like the more expensive Neo 6, the SE model gets to have a colorful AMOLED screen with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate.

Keeping the lights on is a decent 4,700mAh battery, which should’ve allowed the device to be as thin as possible. It’s paired with an 80W charger, which should be fast enough to fully charge the device in under an hour.


The cameras are the same, too. We have a sharp 64-megapixel main shooter mated to an optical image stabilizer. Next to it is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

Peeking from a punch-hole on the front is a 16-megapixel selfie snapper.


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The iQOO Neo 6 SE has a starting price of CNY1,999 (around Php15,700) for the 8GB/128GB model, CNY2,299 (around Php18,100) for the 8GB/256GB, while the 12GB/256GB top-tier variant is at CNY2,499 (around Php19,600).

iQOO Neo 6 SE Specs

  • Android 12, OriginOS
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.62-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 397ppi
  • 120Hz refresh rate, HDR 10+, 1300-nits
  • 3.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 octa-core processor
  • Vapor cooling
  • Adreno 650 GPU
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • 64-megapixel (f/1.9,OIS) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Stereo speakers
  • Hi-Res audio, Hi-Res wireless
  • In-display fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 6, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 163 x 76.16 x 8.54mm
  • Weight: 190g
  • Colors: Blazing Orange, Interstellar, Neon
  • 4,700mAh non-removable battery, 80W fast charging

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